But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Our Common Salvation - Apologetic Report
image *Artwork: “The Dog and the Shadow” by Raphael Tuck.

A Dog was crossing a bridge over a lake with a piece of flesh in his mouth, and saw his own shadow in the water and took it for that of another dog. In the silhouette, the piece of meat in its mouth seemed to be double his own in size....

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It is hard to believe that taking time away from social media would be so anathema to Christians today. Some have the best of intentions of using it of course. Because for most, seeing posts and pictures are a source of social connection and encouragement. Even family and friends may tease and push...

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The Ants were spending a beautiful winter’s day drying grain that they collected in the summertime. A Grasshopper, dying from hunger, passed by and earnestly begged for a little food. The Ants asked him, “Why did you not store up food for yourself during the summer?’ He replied,...

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In previous articles, more specifically 8a & 8b, I highlighted how Chris Date uses a passage of Josephus’ works to wrongly assert how the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah are not currently undergoing eternal conscious torment in eternal fire. Even though the Greek grammar and discourse...

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In my last blog post I desired to encourage the men out there who may be a co-struggler in the burden for childlessness. At that point in my life, it seemed like all the treatments weren’t getting any where. Well, last week our medical providers advised that we stop treatments, and that...

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Why I keep stumbling upon quotes taken out of context by Rethinking Hell and some of their social media warriors is beyond me. At this point, it is predictable to see conditionalists take such easy reads out of context just so they can support their position. I am really trying hard to just stay...

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I wanted to deal with this low hanging fruit long ago, but to me it should seem obvious to a normal reader that Athanasius was not a annihilationist/conditionalist. As always, you have to examine the context of any writing. Not only the surrounding text, but other variables like, historical...

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Friday, 18 May 2018 22:00

In Grievance Against Unlimited Atonement

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One of the main grievances that professing Christians have against the doctrine of Limited Atonement is that it is “unfair.” In their mind, it stifles evangelism and makes God’s atonement unjust. One preacher even likened it to inviting someone to a feast with nothing at the...

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In order to learn a second language, sometimes you have to know some immediate application. James Found’s Basic Greek In 30 Minutes A Day does just that. I was able to recognize some fundamental second language acquisition technics that really make what you’re learning meaningful....

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Wolf and Crane by Milo Winter (1919)

A Wolf had a bone stuck in his throat. Looking for help, he hired a Crane. And for a large sum of money, she put her head into his mouth and drew out the bone. After the Crane had extracted the bone, she demanded the promised payment. The Wolf, grinning and...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 22:26

There Is No Such Thing As Street Ministry

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Witnessing with our local church at a park event

In the western world, we are pretty good at assigning categories to specific philosophies, groups, word views, etc. It’s not a bad thing if the motive is to only make distinctions in order to establish definition within a conversation/debate....

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Let’s face it, pornography is a shameful thing. Most men know it (and women too). But no matter how many times you ask God for forgiveness, and vow never to do it again, you fail again. And one of the reasons why it perpetuates itself in your life is because it is a secret struggle....

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